eNewsletter of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
So many storytellers, so many research stories
The 2022 Storytellers Challenge has received a remarkable 228 submissions, from students at institutions from Newfoundland to British Columbia. Keep an eye on SSHRC's social media in April for the announcement of the top 25 finalists. Winners will be announced at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences on May 16.
The latest from SSHRC and its partners
Introducing the Responsible Conduct of Research Framework(2021)
SSHRC, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council have released the Tri-Agency Framework: Responsible Conduct of Research (2021). The Framework replaces the previous, 2016 version as the official policy for the responsible conduct of research of the three federal research funding agencies.
Take the new, updated research ethics course for researchers and administrators
Reflections on Canada’s research response to COVID-19
Video and key takeaways are available from the Canada Research Coordinating Committee’s panel on research community responses to the pandemic. Part of a Canadian Science Policy Centre virtual 2021 conference, the panel of federal research funding leaders discussed research mobilization efforts and lessons learned from the response to date.
In Conversation With … the social sciences and humanities
Increasing the visibility of Black artists and art in Canada
SSHRC-funded researcher Andrea Fatona is the Canada Research Chair in Canadian Black Diasporic Cultural Production at OCAD University. She and her team are building a database of Black artists and their art in Canada, from 1987 forward. The goal is to reverse the erasure of Black artists’ representation in Canada, by increasing awareness of and access to the vast contributions Black artists, curators and critics have made to Canadian culture.
International data has shown Black patients consistently face poorer health outcomes, mainly as a result of systemic racism and inequity, but little race-based health data has been gathered so far in Canada. Falan Bennett, a master’s SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship recipient at the University of Toronto, is studying how Black Canadians are being affected by both COVID-19 and maternal illness and death. She hopes that access to more race-based health data will help policy-makers address and improve systemic issues currently leading to worse outcomes for Black patients.